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Meet Ibra Ake, The Only Nigerian To Win At 2019 Grammys

Ibra Ake, Nigerian-American producer, writer and filmmaker has received his first Grammy Award at the 61st edition of the ceremony.


Ibra Ake, was awarded for the Best Music Video for producing Childish Gambino’s visuals for ‘This is America’.

Reacting to his win, Ake excitedly tweeted with the username @ibralikezebra saying: “I can’t believe I just won a Grammy. Where’s the catch? Royalty forever.”

Ake, who is a visual artist, creative director and writer, is based in Los Angeles, California.

While he has spent most of his life in America, Ake constantly credits his Nigerian upbringing for allowing him to understand the value of documentation and storytelling.

Ake, who grew up in Nigeria and New Jersey, is also a writer for the hit TV show, ‘Atlanta’ which also features Childish Gambino.

Alongside its Best Music Video trophy, ‘This Is America’ was awarded the Best Rap/Sung Performance, the Song of The Year and the Record of the Year.

Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’ bagged a total of four Grammy awards on Sunday night.

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